In grammar, a modifier is an optional element in phrase structure or clause
structure. A modifier is so called because it is said to modify (change the meaning
Modifiers are words, phrases, or clauses that provide description in sentences.
Modifiers allow writers to take the picture that they have in their heads and ...
Misplaced modifiers can make a sentence quite confusing. Reviewing examples
of misplaced modifiers can help identify this common modifier error.
A misplaced modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated
from the word it describes. Sentences with misplaced modifiers often sound ...
Keep related parts of a sentence together to avoid the common mistake of a
misplaced modifier. If it isn't clear in a sentence which term a modifier applies to,
DANGLING MODIFIER: When we begin a sentence with a modifying word,
phrase, or clause, we must make sure the next thing that comes along can, in fact
In this lesson, we will explore the role of the modifier in the English language.
You will learn how boring sentences would be without modifiers...
May 18, 2007 ... Get Grammar Girl's take on misplaced modifiers. Learn what misplaced, dangling
, and squinting modifiers are.
In English grammar, a modifier is a word, phrase, or clause that functions as an
adjective or adverb to provide additional information about another word or word
Good Grammarians Don't Let Their Modifiers Dangle in Polite Society! "Always
suspect an -ing word of dangling if it's near the front of a sentence; consider it ...